Did Pope Francis Really Want A German Football Jersey After The World Cup?


Pope Francis holds a jersey offered to him by German altar boys and girls during an open-air meeting in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican on August 5, 2014. | ALBERTO PIZZOLI via Getty Images
Pope Francis greeted over 50,000 young altar servers from Germany on Tuesday, less than a month after his native team of Argentina was defeated by the Germans at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

By Yasmine HafizThe Huffington Post

He delivered the homily in their native tongue rather than his usual Italian, welcoming the pilgrimage to the Vatican. Later, they presented him with a gift that he didn’t quite know what to make of at first.

Really, kids? You defeat the Pope’s beloved team at soccer and then present him with a personalized JERSEY? May have wanted to think that one through a little more…